AAOM NEWS

 

Fall Issue

Table of Contents

  1. Message from the AAOM President

  2. Participation in the Newsletter

  3. Research Advancement Committee

  4. Captain Sean C. Meehan Appointed Dean of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School

  5. Dr. Scott De Rossi Named New School of Dentistry Dean

  6. Updates: Fall Meeting University of Louisville, November 4, 2016

  7. AAOM 2017 Annual Meeting

  8. News from University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine

  9. News from Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

  10. A Personal Story: "My passion for Oral Medicine"

  11. Resolution 65 Passes at House of Delegates at the ADA Annual Meeting 

 

Editor: Juan Bugueno

Co-editor: Bhavik Desai

Photography Editor: Paul Vankevich

Editor Emeritus and Copy Editor: Michael Krakow

Message from AAOM President
Dr. Wendy Hupp

Greetings, AAOM Colleagues! I hope this finds you well, and getting out the rakes and the sweatshirts. We have had a particularly hot summer here in Louisville, but the first chilly weather has arrived. I am reluctant to put away my sandals! 

Our Executive Committee and Board of Trustees have been active in many areas over the summer. We have signed a new contract with our Management Company, SBI, and I look forward to a very fruitful relationship. We are still learning what a full-service group like SBI can offer us, but their expertise and experience with groups like ours is already clear. Thanks to Michele Reeder for her guidance and support. Read More


Participation in the Newsletter
Dr. Juan Bugueno

AAOM NEWS, the Newsletter of The American Academy of Oral Medicine, has the following goals:

  1. To communicate timely and valuable news to the members of the Academy; 
  2. To build cohesion and a sense of common purpose/motivation among Academy members;
  3. To encourage active participation of the members by providing updates of their professional activities.

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Research Advancement Committee of the AAOM

In order to endorse and promote research in oral medicine, the AAOM Research Advancement Committee (RAC) was formed to provide annual research funding to support three activities. First, oral medicine residents enrolled in North American Oral Medicine training programs are offered funding to pursue clinical or basic science research during their training. There is an annual solicitation for applications and three $2,000 awards are made. Residents must be supervised by a faculty member from their training program. They also receive mentoring through the year, as needed, from the AAOM RAC members, all of whom have a major commitment to research. Read More


Captain Sean C. Meehan Appointed Dean of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School

Captain Sean C. Meehan, Dental Corps, United States Navy was appointed Dean of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland on June 13, 2016. Dr. Meehan is a 1992 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and completed his Oral Medicine training as a Dental Staff Fellow at the National Institute of Dental Research/National Institutes of Health in 1996. He achieved Diplomate status of the American Board of Oral Medicine in 1997, the same year he was commissioned in the United States Navy. Captain Meehan has held a variety of operational, overseas and educational leadership positions in the Navy Dental Corps leading up to his present appointment. Read More

Dr. Scott De Rossi Named New School of Dentistry Dean

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Dr. Scott De Rossi, who was most recently the chair of the oral health and diagnostic sciences department at Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, as the new dean of the School of Dentistry. 

"Scott De Rossi is a leader in oral medicine and brings significant clinical and research expertise," said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr. "Chancellor Folt and I are confident that his concern for faculty and student diversity and globalization will help our School of Dentistry achieve its vision to be a world leader in improving oral health through excellence in education, patient care, research, public service and engagement." Read More


Updates: Fall Meeting University of Louisville, November 4, 2016

Course Description: This course will provide the attendee with a basic understanding of providing dental care for a cancer patient. Oral Medicine specialists who are members of the American Academy of Oral Medicine will address the dentist's role in the management of a cancer patient, including epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic information. An accurate knowledge of the burden of illness, effective prevention and treatment of oral complications associated with cancer therapies is necessary for management of the numerous oral complications of cancer therapy. Clinical cases will be presented. Read More


AAOM 2017 Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2017 annual conference! This year we are hosting the annual conference at the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando Florida. The 2017 conference theme is Oral Medicine and Immunology: Friends, Foes, and Frenemies. Set in sunny Orlando, this year's conference is going to be one of our best yet. Read More


News from University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine
Dr. Eric Stoopler

The Oral Medicine Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania is an intensive training program, with clinical training based at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine at Radnor), and the School of Dental Medicine. The program culminates in a certificate of completion, with options to pursue a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) degree or a Doctor of Science (DScD) degree from the School of Dental Medicine. The Department of Oral Medicine is led by Chair, Dr. Thomas Sollecito, with faculty Dr. Eric Stoopler, Dr. Sunday Akintoye, Dr. Takako Tanaka, Dr. Arthur Kuperstein, Dr. Mel Mupparapu, Dr. Scott Odell, Dr. Farideh Madani, and Dr. Thomas Berardi. Read More


News from Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Andres Pinto

Dr. Andres Pinto, Assistant Secretary of the Executive Board of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and Prof. and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center, represented the AAOM at the biannual meeting of the European Association of Oral Medicine in Turin Italy (September 15th -17th, 2016). He presented, together with Prof. Alexandra Sklavounou, the closing talk on the future of Oral Medicine, from a North American perspective. Read More

A Personal Story: "My Passion for Oral Medicine"
Dr. Elizabeth Waring, DMD

I decided early in life I wanted to be a dentist, actually an orthodontist. My mother says I started saying this in the sixth grade. Throughout high school, I shadowed several dentists in my community, and this confirmed my desire to pursue a career in dentistry. I attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia for my undergraduate education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2010. During my final year of college, I applied and was accepted to the Medical College of Georgia, now Augusta University, for dental school. Read More


Resolution 65 Passes at House of Delegates at the ADA Annual Meeting 
Dr. Craig Miller
Dr. Juan Bugueno

ADA Resolution 65 submitted by "The Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs (the Council)" on August, 2016

Resolution 65 is likely to change the landscape of specialty recognition in the United States. This resolution, which passed at the 2016 ADA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, impacts the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct regarding the announcement of specialization and limitation of practice. Read More

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